The quest for free elections

Philippines
May 14, 2007 10:19am CST
We can see all these people and the TV network trying their best to make the elections a clean one. It's good to see that we still have "ababayans" who are willing to do what it takes to change our country. Do you think their efforts will pay off or will the rascals still find a way to cheat in the election?
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
14 May 07
Admittedly, the elections in our country is not something to be really very proud of because many reforms are still to be introduced, more specifically in the COMELEC. It truly escapes reason why, until now, the leadership of the COMELEC has not been revamped or overhauled yet, considering the Hello Garci scandal and the massive cheating during the previous elections. How would we fully trust the results of an election to be entirely credible when the very people primarily tasked to conduct such have some serious credibility issues? I would feel, thus, that some will still find a way to cheat, be it in a small or massive scale. However, if there's anything that is truly commendable in this current elections, it's the proactive watchdogs that are trying its best to ensure that cheating will be minimized, if not fully eradicated. This, I believe, is a good preparation for the 2010 presidential elections, since these watchdogs would very likely experience various election irregularities, which they could prevent come 2010. Apart from the watchdogs, the tv networks and the media in general are doing quite well in trying its best to cover, guard, and report any development in the elections to the general public. My only hope, really, is for this election to be as clean, honest, peaceful, and more importantly, credible as it possibly can because anything less may very well spell disaster.